Sunday, October 19, 2008

A realization

I came to a realization yesterday. I have been avoiding blogging. In my mind I've told myself it's because Steve is so sick and I'm a lot busier around the house these days. Which is true. I've told myself I don't want my blog to be a "downer" -- that when people read it, I don't want them to come away feeling worse than they did before they read it. Which is true. I've told myself it hasn't even been about low carbing of late, and that's supposed to be the whole foundation for my blog in the first place. Which is true. It's all true...

But yesterday, out of the clear blue, the true reason why I have quit blogging came to me. I had decided - somewhere in the far back corner of my mind - that I wasn't going to blog again until I had some good news. Whether healthwise for Steve or weightwise for me ... just something truly positive to post. And there's the rub. Life is not always positive. I can almost always find something positive out of a situation, but here lately ... it's really been hard. I have felt truly beaten down.

Different people blog for different reasons. Some people want their blog to be educational and actually train people in various tasks. For example, Wayne has this blog, that has really helped me in some technical aspects of my blogging. And my best pal, Vikki, has such a user-friendly cooking blog, it makes even non-cooks want to give it a try.

Some people blog about politics, or their children, or their dog. Some blogs are about just whatever happens to occur on a particular day in a particular life. And they all have their place.

My blog seems to have been a little of all of the above, which is okay, too. But here lately it seems to have been about my health issues and my husband's health issues, which have been pretty negative. Why is that not okay to me? It's what my life has been consumed with. Good or bad, it's life right now. And I need to be able to blog about it, regardless of if it's negative or positive ... without fear of being thought of as a "negative person" or whatever other hooey I tell myself.

So, as of today, I'm back to blogging as often as I can. For the good or for the bad, whether it's an epic, or a couple sentences. I need to express myself, and so I'm going to!


Gary ("Old Dude") said...

a blog is like a diary/personal journal, which your consciously sharing with the world. DO NOT worry about what your readers want to read about---post those things YOU feel like writing about, and DO NOT worry about how they may be perceived as being positive or negative---the main thing is post those things that YOU want to record----its your blog----so there!! (lol)

Vikki said...

Oh my gosh girl, we're having another twinky moment. I emailed you almost this exact same sentiment in a email today! I'm so very glad you've come to this realizations, cuz I've missed you terribly. I love reading what you have to say. It's always insightful and I never leave feeling worse than when I came. I always leave feeling I know you a little better, and that my dear friend is a GOOD THIING!!!!

Welcome Back!

Patty said...

I agree, Gary! Thanks for the support.

Vikki, I just read the email -- too funny and yet more proof that we were, in fact, separated at birth.


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